Analysis: Which college wrestling program grossed the most in the U.S.


Newberry College, Allen University and Limestone College top the list of highest grossing college wrestling programs in the state in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

Top 200 Wrestling Programs by Revenue

Rank
State
School
Total Undergraduates
Athletes (#)
Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
NY
Hofstra University
6,462
19
$995,648
$52,403
2
MI
Eastern Michigan University
12,714
26
$895,427
$34,440
3
DC
American University
6,981
30
$960,689
$32,023
4
NJ
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
33,939
31
$968,206
$31,232
5
MO
Maryville University of Saint Louis
2,147
26
$768,354
$29,552
6
OH
The University of Findlay
2,561
26
$718,801
$27,646
7
VA
Old Dominion University
15,173
35
$962,245
$27,493
8
PA
Drexel University
13,258
35
$866,216
$24,749
9
CO
University of Northern Colorado
8,242
24
$563,074
$23,461
10
CA
California Baptist University
5,878
34
$796,712
$23,433
11
NJ
Princeton University
5,236
28
$655,412
$23,408
12
MI
Central Michigan University
17,077
29
$668,807
$23,062
13
OR
Eastern Oregon University
1,689
31
$693,111
$22,358
14
WY
University of Wyoming
8,099
30
$662,745
$22,092
15
UT
Utah Valley University
16,975
28
$612,773
$21,885
16
TN
Cumberland University
1,265
23
$499,504
$21,718
17
IA
University of Northern Iowa
9,119
35
$756,826
$21,624
18
PA
Lock Haven University
3,522
28
$600,893
$21,460
19
OH
Kent State University at Kent
19,034
31
$641,998
$20,710
20
FL
Southeastern University
3,831
17
$343,518
$20,207
21
AR
Lyon College
678
27
$540,341
$20,013
22
SD
South Dakota State University
8,442
28
$555,402
$19,836
23
NC
Davidson College
1,791
19
$370,662
$19,509
24
OH
Ohio University-Main Campus
17,794
36
$694,984
$19,305
25
KY
Campbellsville University
1,997
40
$770,517
$19,263
26
IA
William Penn University
1,111
15
$288,723
$19,248
27
PA
University of Pennsylvania
10,231
26
$492,064
$18,926
28
NY
Cornell University
14,461
43
$807,766
$18,785
29
OH
Ohio State University-Main Campus
41,666
37
$687,331
$18,577
30
IA
Upper Iowa University
2,224
31
$570,240
$18,395
31
NY
University at Buffalo
18,732
33
$598,996
$18,151
32
SD
Northern State University
1,318
24
$429,781
$17,908
33
GA
Shorter University
1,212
21
$372,505
$17,738
34
NE
Midland University
1,168
53
$931,690
$17,579
35
IL
Northern Illinois University
12,323
34
$592,541
$17,428
36
IA
Luther College
2,107
31
$535,708
$17,281
37
IN
Marian University
1,761
23
$385,515
$16,762
38
NC
Appalachian State University
15,450
31
$505,020
$16,291
39
KS
Newman University
968
18
$292,247
$16,236
40
KY
Bellarmine University
2,457
19
$305,981
$16,104
41
WI
Concordia University-Wisconsin
2,691
12
$192,337
$16,028
42
PA
Mercyhurst University
2,402
35
$556,978
$15,914
43
KS
Bethany College
640
23
$357,272
$15,534
44
VA
George Mason University
19,024
31
$479,605
$15,471
45
IN
Calumet College of St. Joseph
489
11
$169,110
$15,374
46
TN
King University
2,119
47
$722,232
$15,367
47
RI
Brown University
6,556
25
$382,454
$15,298
48
WV
Ohio Valley University
390
16
$243,925
$15,245
49
PA
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
4,346
40
$604,681
$15,117
50
NC
St Andrews University
612
20
$300,864
$15,043
51
OH
Cleveland State University
9,148
26
$389,779
$14,992
52
AZ
Arizona State University-Tempe
38,761
32
$471,361
$14,730
53
IN
University of Indianapolis
3,589
35
$515,072
$14,716
54
MA
Harvard University
6,931
27
$396,456
$14,684
55
CO
Western State Colorado University
1,900
44
$645,395
$14,668
56
PA
Franklin and Marshall College
2,222
26
$369,567
$14,214
57
KS
Ottawa University-Ottawa
621
37
$523,497
$14,149
58
NC
Gardner-Webb University
1,908
35
$493,202
$14,091
59
PA
Seton Hill University
1,482
24
$337,607
$14,067
60
KY
University of the Cumberlands
1,738
47
$650,213
$13,834
61
IA
Northwestern College (IA)
1,041
23
$317,510
$13,805
62
NC
Campbell University
3,734
49
$674,242
$13,760
63
AR
Central Baptist College
631
14
$191,881
$13,706
64
KS
Benedictine College
1,922
16
$218,964
$13,685
65
CO
Colorado Mesa University
7,252
32
$437,874
$13,684
66
IA
Briar Cliff University
788
34
$448,555
$13,193
67
AR
Williams Baptist College
423
31
$404,507
$13,049
68
IL
McKendree University
1,820
41
$528,164
$12,882
69
KS
Baker University
1,084
39
$497,020
$12,744
70
MT
Montana State University-Northern
892
17
$213,306
$12,547
71
GA
Emmanuel College
743
66
$824,615
$12,494
72
SD
Augustana University
1,553
35
$437,001
$12,486
73
IA
Grand View University
1,643
49
$610,804
$12,465
74
MD
University of Maryland-College Park
26,174
36
$444,674
$12,352
75
NY
LIU Post
2,838
27
$327,198
$12,118
76
KY
Lindsey Wilson College
1,984
38
$460,064
$12,107
77
MO
Drury University
2,349
31
$372,142
$12,005
78
NE
University of Nebraska at Kearney
4,217
37
$435,810
$11,779
79
CO
Adams State University
1,623
26
$301,557
$11,598
80
PA
Clarion University
3,567
32
$370,686
$11,584
81
ND
University of Mary
1,731
20
$231,304
$11,565
82
KS
Kansas Wesleyan University
638
12
$138,275
$11,523
83
MN
Saint Cloud State University
8,506
40
$457,330
$11,433
84
OH
Lake Erie College
723
34
$388,656
$11,431
85
OR
Warner Pacific College
457
30
$342,550
$11,418
86
IL
Northwestern University
8,249
20
$224,988
$11,249
87
OH
Lourdes University
842
19
$212,460
$11,182
88
KS
Colby Community College
532
10
$111,088
$11,109
89
KS
Central Christian College of Kansas
791
5
$54,639
$10,928
90
OH
Tiffin University
1,748
32
$344,878
$10,777
91
OH
Notre Dame College
1,247
54
$578,817
$10,719
92
CO
Otero Junior College
548
23
$245,787
$10,686
93
CA
San Francisco State University
21,273
28
$298,794
$10,671
94
NE
York College
372
16
$170,701
$10,669
95
MN
Minnesota State University-Mankato
10,870
27
$285,710
$10,582
96
NE
Hastings College
1,102
28
$294,550
$10,520
97
NE
Chadron State College
1,709
33
$343,971
$10,423
98
VA
Virginia Military Institute
1,713
29
$301,082
$10,382
99
IA
Waldorf University
1,413
34
$352,069
$10,355
100
MO
Missouri Valley College
1,329
73
$755,129
$10,344
101
IA
Graceland University-Lamoni
1,166
19
$192,551
$10,134
102
OK
University of Central Oklahoma
10,466
44
$443,173
$10,072
103
IL
Lincoln College
727
26
$260,536
$10,021
104
CT
Sacred Heart University
4,793
26
$256,179
$9,853
105
WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison
28,201
31
$303,676
$9,796
106
TX
Wayland Baptist University
1,073
63
$613,209
$9,733
107
IN
Indiana Institute of Technology
4,302
56
$542,626
$9,690
108
NY
New York University
24,702
34
$325,120
$9,562
109
VA
Washington and Lee University
1,818
17
$162,508
$9,559
110
AR
Ouachita Baptist University
1,461
28
$267,250
$9,545
111
CO
Colorado School of Mines
4,359
31
$293,411
$9,465
112
WY
Northwest College
976
23
$217,022
$9,436
113
SC
Newberry College
1,052
37
$348,281
$9,413
114
PA
Keystone College
1,087
11
$103,451
$9,405
115
NE
Doane University-Arts & Sciences
1,038
23
$215,477
$9,369
116
NE
Concordia University-Nebraska
1,205
38
$352,747
$9,283
117
PA
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
2,706
37
$341,969
$9,242
118
OR
Pacific University
1,815
16
$146,123
$9,133
119
ID
North Idaho College
2,092
38
$346,279
$9,113
120
KS
Fort Hays State University
5,673
29
$262,811
$9,062
121
OK
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
18,218
37
$334,905
$9,051
122
OR
Clackamas Community College
2,673
19
$171,828
$9,044
123
PA
Gannon University
2,471
39
$346,497
$8,885
124
NC
Belmont Abbey College
1,403
32
$281,681
$8,803
125
GA
Brewton-Parker College
404
59
$518,939
$8,796
126
OH
Ashland University
3,262
37
$323,071
$8,732
127
SC
Allen University
575
18
$155,234
$8,624
128
GA
Reinhardt University
1,223
26
$223,686
$8,603
129
IL
Wheaton College
2,400
22
$188,244
$8,557
130
IA
Morningside College
1,293
38
$323,873
$8,523
131
MI
Alma College
1,383
22
$186,302
$8,468
132
MA
American International College
1,347
19
$159,561
$8,398
133
CT
Wesleyan University
2,912
19
$159,428
$8,391
134
SC
Limestone College
2,156
50
$415,959
$8,319
135
MA
Williams College
2,044
21
$173,831
$8,278
136
NJ
Stevens Institute of Technology
3,108
22
$180,989
$8,227
137
IN
Trine University
1,703
16
$131,446
$8,215
138
CO
Colorado State University-Pueblo
3,391
39
$319,792
$8,200
139
GA
Truett McConnell University
692
23
$187,935
$8,171
140
PA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
7,282
34
$277,454
$8,160
141
MO
University of Central Missouri
7,758
37
$291,643
$7,882
142
VA
Hampden-Sydney College
1,026
11
$86,394
$7,854
143
IN
Indiana University-Bloomington
31,884
31
$242,840
$7,834
144
MN
Minnesota State University Moorhead
4,235
34
$260,757
$7,669
145
WV
West Liberty University
1,801
17
$128,412
$7,554
146
OR
Southern Oregon University
3,507
49
$368,324
$7,517
147
IL
Macmurray College
531
19
$142,819
$7,517
148
SC
Coker College
953
37
$276,741
$7,479
149
IA
Wartburg College
1,433
28
$205,363
$7,334
150
KS
Labette Community College
630
24
$175,460
$7,311
151
MO
Lindenwood University
6,755
61
$441,107
$7,231
152
IA
Iowa Western Community College
2,826
29
$209,135
$7,212
153
WV
West Virginia University
20,524
31
$223,075
$7,196
154
WY
Western Wyoming Community College
921
24
$172,683
$7,195
155
MN
Southwest Minnesota State University
1,851
27
$193,368
$7,162
156
MO
Hannibal-LaGrange College
726
22
$157,021
$7,137
157
PA
Lycoming College
1,239
29
$201,611
$6,952
158
MN
Augsburg University
2,062
36
$250,032
$6,945
159
SD
Dakota Wesleyan University
666
21
$145,387
$6,923
160
OH
Case Western Reserve University
4,973
21
$145,374
$6,923
161
ND
University of Jamestown
912
63
$434,901
$6,903
162
VA
Southern Virginia University
756
15
$101,086
$6,739
163
GA
Life University
531
62
$413,947
$6,677
164
ND
Minot State University
2,019
31
$205,973
$6,644
165
WV
Wheeling Jesuit University
790
48
$318,076
$6,627
166
IL
Millikin University
1,796
35
$231,640
$6,618
167
OH
Ohio Northern University
2,047
31
$202,578
$6,535
168
IA
Coe College
1,305
32
$206,691
$6,459
169
AL
Huntingdon College
880
27
$172,526
$6,390
170
MD
Johns Hopkins University
5,589
17
$107,657
$6,333
171
KS
Pratt Community College
593
21
$132,976
$6,332
172
IL
The University of Chicago
5,956
28
$171,399
$6,121
173
WA
Highline College
2,970
19
$114,678
$6,036
174
OH
Baldwin Wallace University
3,013
35
$209,619
$5,989
175
CA
Stanford University
7,032
31
$184,792
$5,961
176
IA
Loras College
1,400
28
$166,117
$5,933
177
WI
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
9,142
31
$180,040
$5,808
178
IN
Ancilla College
466
17
$98,640
$5,802
179
PA
Washington & Jefferson College
1,369
23
$132,830
$5,775
180
NM
New Mexico Highlands University
1,462
35
$201,667
$5,762
181
IA
North Iowa Area Community College
1,317
26
$149,432
$5,747
182
MI
Davenport University
2,512
27
$153,651
$5,691
183
MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
4,214
30
$168,711
$5,624
184
PA
Wilkes University
2,297
34
$190,044
$5,590
185
VT
Castleton University
1,730
31
$168,137
$5,424
186
MI
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
27,833
32
$173,187
$5,412
187
NY
Ithaca College
6,099
37
$196,183
$5,302
188
ND
Dickinson State University
904
21
$110,490
$5,261
189
IA
University of Dubuque
1,679
41
$214,766
$5,238
190
KS
Neosho County Community College
777
26
$135,465
$5,210
191
NC
Greensboro College
759
20
$103,724
$5,186
192
OH
Otterbein University
2,247
29
$149,200
$5,145
193
IA
Simpson College
1,379
24
$123,032
$5,126
194
KS
Barton County Community College
1,353
29
$147,996
$5,103
195
CO
Northeastern Junior College
899
26
$131,759
$5,068
196
CA
Fresno City College
6,797
30
$149,776
$4,993
197
IA
Cornell College
973
39
$194,222
$4,980
198
MI
Muskegon Community College
1,281
19
$94,239
$4,960
199
RI
Rhode Island College
5,562
20
$98,627
$4,931
200
IA
Buena Vista University
1,523
32
$157,207
$4,913

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